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Luxe recycled sari box pouch | wash bag | ethically handmade in India The Brahmaputra pouches are made using 1 or more pieces of recycled sari fabric (mixed fibres). Eco-friendly, unique and stylish – with a hint of ethnic design. Every purchase empowers disadvantaged women by providing dignified employment, a living wage, hope and opportunities for their children.

Dimensions.
- Approximately 18cm length x 14cm height x 6cm width (7in L x 6in H x 3in W)

Care.
- Gently hand wash with cold water. Hang or lay flat to air dry

Our saris are from all over India and beyond, so we have a wide variety of patterns and traditions represented. Many were generously donated especially for this social initiative. Because each sari is unique, each pouch has its own story and is truly one-of-a-kind. Most saris are comprised of multiple colours and patterns intended to compliment each other when draped, so no two items made from the same sari are the same. Colours and patterns may vary from the photographs, depending on which part of the saris were used. Some finished items have minor imperfections, which makes them even more charming and distinctive.

Meet the artisans.
The Pondicherry Shakti.ism tailoring team members are from the semi-nomadic Narikuravar “gypsy” tribal community in Southern India. This indigenous group of people has faced discrimination against them since ancient times, primarily because of their nomadic lifestyle and consumption of animals, considered taboo by Hindus and upper-caste communities within India. The gypsy communities of India sit at the absolute bottom of society, even below the caste system. Poverty, illiteracy, diseases and discrimination are the major issues that confront the Narikuravars. Girls within the community are often married off once they begin to menstruate and many of them become mothers when they are as young as 14 years old. The institutionalised social stigma faced by indigenous and tribal communities across India continues to be the force of oppression that keeps them trapped in a vicious cycle of poverty.

By purchasing this item, you are helping to empower and provide ongoing employment income for the women who make these handmade products. Demand for Shakti.ism’s products provides ongoing dignified employment, a living wage, hope and opportunities for their children. Together we can provide alternative options for disadvantaged women with the aim to lift them out of poverty and help them to become self-sustaining and independent.
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Luxe Recycled Sari Box Pouch | Wash Bag | Ethically Handmade In India

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Luxe boho recycled sari makeup bag box pouch | handmade by empowered artisan women in Pondicherry, India

The Brahmaputra pouches are made using 1 or more pieces of recycled sari fabric (mixed fibres). Eco-friendly, unique and stylish – with a hint of ethnic design. Every purchase empowers disadvantaged women by providing dignified employment, a living wage, hope and opportunities for their children.

Dimensions.
- Approximately 18cm length x 14cm height x 6cm width (7in L x 6in H x 3in W)

Care.
- Gently hand wash with cold water. Hang or lay flat to air dry

Our saris are from all over India and beyond, so we have a wide variety of patterns and traditions represented. Many were generously donated especially for this social initiative. Because each sari is unique, each pouch has its own story and is truly one-of-a-kind. Most saris are comprised of multiple colours and patterns intended to compliment each other when draped, so no two items made from the same sari are the same. Colours and patterns may vary from the photographs, depending on which part of the saris were used. Some finished items have minor imperfections, which makes them even more charming and distinctive.

Meet the artisans.
The Pondicherry Shakti.ism tailoring team members are from the semi-nomadic Narikuravar “gypsy” tribal community in Southern India. This indigenous group of people has faced discrimination against them since ancient times, primarily because of their nomadic lifestyle and consumption of animals, considered taboo by Hindus and upper-caste communities within India. The gypsy communities of India sit at the absolute bottom of society, even below the caste system. Poverty, illiteracy, diseases and discrimination are the major issues that confront the Narikuravars. Girls within the community are often married off once they begin to menstruate and many of them become mothers when they are as young as 14 years old. The institutionalised social stigma faced by indigenous and tribal communities across India continues to be the force of oppression that keeps them trapped in a vicious cycle of poverty.

By purchasing this item, you are helping to empower and provide ongoing employment income for the women who make these handmade products. Demand for Shakti.ism’s products provides ongoing dignified employment, a living wage, hope and opportunities for their children. Together we can provide alternative options for disadvantaged women with the aim to lift them out of poverty and help them to become self-sustaining and independent.
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